Coach Jason Hopkins
Head Women’s Volleyball Coach (7th Season)
2004, 2005, 2008, 2009 NJCAA DIII National Volleyball Champions
The Bears volleyball team is under the direction of Jason Hopkins, who is entering his
seventh season as the head women’s volleyball coach. A former assistant coach at Brookhaven College in 2003,
Hopkins took over the program in 2004 when the college would see its first-ever NJCAA National Championship
in any athletic program. In 2005, the Bears repeated as national champions and most recently won the 2009
Division III National Championship.
Hopkins has coached his teams to six consecutive NJCAA National Championship Final-Four appearances en route
to being crowned as National Champions in 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2009. The Bears have won six consecutive Metro
Athletic Conference Championships, with four undefeated seasons in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, as well as
six consecutive NJCAA Region V tournament championships under Hopkins’ leadership.
Coach Hopkins, the “winningest” coach in Brookhaven College volleyball history, has been selected four times
as the NJCAA DIII National Coach of the Year and six times as the NJCAA Region V Coach of the
Year. He has also been selected as the 2009 AVCA Two-Year College Southwest Region Coach of the Year. Hopkins has coached 10 NJCAA DIII All-Americans, 19 NJCAA Region V selections,
40 All-Metro Athletic Conference picks, two AVCA All-American, six NJCAA Academic All-Americans
and four NJCAA DIII National Tournament MVPs. Currently, Hopkins holds the most NJCAA national volleyball titles (four) of any current NJCAA volleyball coach in the nation.
During the summer months, Coach Hopkins serves as a volleyball camp clinician as well as a coaches clinic
speaker. He has coached USA Junior Olympic volleyball for eight years in Texas. Hopkins grew up in Saranac,
Michigan, where he started his career playing Junior Olympic volleyball. He served as the girl’s volleyball
team student assistant, serving under head coaches Joni Keskey and Karen Roher. He then went on to Lansing
Community College and started the men’s volleyball club team and served as a student assistant to the
women’s volleyball team under the guidance of Mary Jo Hardy. Hopkins is an active member of the American
Volleyball Coaches Association and a USA Volleyball IMPACT certified coach as well as a CAPS LEVEL I certified